Part-Time Fundraising Academy Trainer

Academic Operations United States


Position Summary:

Under limited supervision, the Fundraising Academy trainer acts as a Subject Matter Expert on fundraising and philanthropy. The trainer leads educational trainings, supports instructor and student recruitment, leads train-the-trainers and special projects, and collaborates on product and curriculum development and program enhancement. This role represents Fundraising Academy in the field and supports business development goals as a Cause Selling subject matter expert.


Essential Functions:

  • Conducts professional development trainings for nonprofit leaders and Train the Trainer collaboration for FA affiliates.
  • Delivers curriculum and product development in the areas of fundraising, cause selling and philanthropy professional development.
  • Customizes implementation plan and training to establish strong relationships with FA partners
  • Coaches using a range of strategies to build confidence and competency in each trainer, including working with evaluators and other coaches to build a community of practice.
  • Revises existing FA curriculum and creates new curriculum in partnership with FA main office.
  • Networks with FA University prospects to secure meetings for FA leadership in new markets.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Management, required; Master’s degree, preferred, but not required
  • Three (3) to six (6) years’ relevant coaching, consulting or training experience in the non-profit sector, required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Project Management experience desirable. 

Competencies / Technical / Functional Skills

  • Ability to understand, diagnose and plan for business issues, processes, structure, outcomes and profitability. Understands the implications of decision and actions, including a deep understanding of overall big picture of the business; capable of taking an idea from concept to reality.
  • Aptitude to drive towards achieving measurable and challenging goals to support organizational success. Demonstrate the ability to focus on achieving results consistent with the organization’s objectives. As a leader, develops goals based on the organization’s vision, mission and strategic goals and objectives.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to influence, build effective relationships and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
  • Ability to sense others’ feelings and how they see things; taking an active interest in the concerns of others, pick up cues to what’s being felt and thought and sense unspoken emotions and respond accordingly.
  • Strong familiarity and proven success in nonprofit development, fundraising, and philanthropy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a diverse community making a positive impression in public forums. Ability to communicate competently orally and in writing, including public speaking, desirable.
  • Advanced use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and enterprise resource planning application software to generate well-formulated business reports.
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures and across the organization at all levels, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.







The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.